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The fifth continent : for speaker and orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1963)

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Performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Peter Sculthorpe, David Porcelijn, Barbara Jane Gilby, David Pereira, Vanessa Souter, Joseph Ortuso, Mark Atkins, Bruce Lamont from the CD fifth continent

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The fifth continent : for speaker and orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe.

Library shelf no. 784.2/SCU 16 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1963

Instrumentation: Narrator, pre-recorded sounds (didjeridu and natural wind sounds), chamber orchestra (oboe, trumpet, percussion, harp, strings).

Duration: 30 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Prologue -- Outback -- Small town -- Pacific -- Epilogue.

Commission note: Commissioned by Joseph Post.. Commissioned by the ABC as the organisation's entry for the Prix Italia.

First performance: by ABC Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Matthews — 13 Dec 69. Hobart Town Hall.

The text featured in this work is selections from D.H. Lawrence's Kangaroo.

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13 Dec 69: Hobart Town Hall.. Featuring ABC Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Matthews.

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